Imagination Quotes

Few people have the imagination for reality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Imagination plays too important a role in the writing of history, and what is imagination but the projection of the author's personality.

Pieter Geyl

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Oscar Wilde

There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power.

John Ruskin

You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

You are indebted to your imagination for three-fourths of your importance.

David Garrick

There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination.

Japanese proverb

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

Edmund Burke

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.

Henry David Thoreau

I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.

Peter Nivio Zarlenga

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.

Duane Michals

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.

Duane Michals

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

George Scialabba

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.

Joseph Joubert

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.... Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture ... Do not build obstacles in your imagination ... Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.

Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Henry Louis Mencken
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